Anna Fárová died on Saturday. She was the most important Czech curator, historian, critic and promoter of photography. She produced books on Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson and other photographers in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s. They were among the first monographs on these artists anywhere in the world. In 1961, she met the 23 year-old Josef Koudelka at his first exhibition and encouraged him in his work. She became…Continue
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Eddie Constantine was an American-born actor who was in dozens of films in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. He was the tough guy who was always suave, insouciant and laughing. He was fluent in French, Italian and German and remained cool to the very end.
He never took his acting seriously which he reserved for his singing.…Continue
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This is the poster for the movie that was in production when Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie made their film originally titled The Beat Generation. In fact, the first prints of the film have that title. But the production company threatened to sue so they changed the title to Pull My…Continue
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Jason Eskenazi is an excellent photographer who took a day job for a couple of years as a guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. That is him above. He was interviewed for Studio 360 on the radio. He spoke about being a guard for the 'Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans' exhibition at the museum. You can listen to it below and read about it…Continue
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It was one year ago today that Stuarto began on its wild adventure. Punxsutawney Phil could certainly not predict that. Bill and Phil are back again today along with the members of the Inner Circle (below) to celebrate this great occasion.…
This is my dad relaxing on a day off from studying map making with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the war. He was about 21. If he lived long enough he would be 87 today.